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The Other Film Festival presents a unique program of films at UN HQ New York during the United Nations’ Sixth Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This July, the world’s leading disability film festival, Australia’s own THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL, will present a specially-curated program of films at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the annual meeting of the member states of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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The Jury of 35th MIFF announced the names of the winners.

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The 60th Sydney Film Festival wrapped on Sunday 16 June 2013 with the Australian Premiere of the documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom, bringing to a close the most highly attended Sydney Film Festival to date.

“Attendances at films and talks grew by 17% to 143,050,” said SFF CEO Leigh Small. “There was also a 22% increase in tickets issued leading to a 20% increase in revenue. Beyond the numbers, the favourable buzz all over the city was palpable – this is an event that Sydney continues to embrace anew each year.”

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The Minister for the Arts, George Souris, today launched a free online publication to celebrate the 60th year of the Sydney Film Festival.

This groundbreaking initiative is a world-first, designed as a digital-only publication with thousands of pages of content and images, creating something so large it could never have been printed.

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Production begins on THE MULE

May 27th 2013 08:59
As principal photography commences on crime drama THE MULE, shooting in Bangkok and Melbourne, Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) and John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings) are officially confirmed in the cast.

THE MULE is written by the multi-talented writers, producers, actors, directors and friends Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell (who star together in horror thriller Insidious:Chapter 2 releasing on 3,000 screens in the USA on September 13).

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Russian Resurrection 2013.

May 27th 2013 08:06
With this years website yet to be launched, Here is a sneak preview of whats ahead at the 2013 Russian Film Festival.

It’s time to escape the winter chill and enjoy some warm, proud and passionate Russian cinematic hospitality! The biggest festival of Russian cinema outside of Russia today, the Russian Resurrection Film Festival will kick off on 3rd July in Melbourne, and then roll out to each capital city, showcasing the best of Russian culture in a variety of films ranging from comedies, dramas, thrillers, animations and much more. This year marks the celebration of the tenth annual Russian Resurrection Film Festival. The program includes an array of retrospective films and welcomes award winning director Valery Todorovsky.

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The 2nd AACTA Awards Luncheon, presented by Deluxe was held today at Sydney's The Star Event Centre, where the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announced the first group of winners for the 2nd AACTA Awards.


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85th OSCAR® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

January 28th 2013 09:31
Been overseas for four weeks, so better late than never!


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WEA celebrates 100 years in 2013.

December 16th 2012 02:23
Opening its 100th anniversary year in 2013 with a big belly laugh, WEA Sydney is delighted to present Charlie Chaplin’s restored classic silent film comedies The Birth of the Tramp.

For four session dates only - 6, 13, 20 and 27 January – the legendary screen icon of comedy, Charlie Chaplin comes alive again to Sydneysiders enjoying their summer holiday season


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GLOBE Nominations for 2013 announced.

December 16th 2012 01:27
Once again the awards season is about to get into full swing with the Golden Globe nominations announced last Thursday to get the party started.

Leading the way with seven nominations is the biopic 'LINCOLN' starring Daniel Day Lewis and directed by Steven Spielberg. While not yet released worldwide, the movie has created enough buzz amongst the Hollywood Foriegn Press to be the front runner for 2013. With two films about Abraham Lincoln released into the cinemas this year we can thank our lucky stars that the other less historically accurate fare (VAMPIRE HUNTER) didnt manage to slip through the nominations net.

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